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EZ D.I.Y. Prescription 3D Glasses

post #1 of 11
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What I used: Epson 3D Glasses. Clear silicone sealant. Emery boards. Easy release masking tape. $35.99 lenses from Eyeglass Direct to fit their Texas frames – more about ordering from Eyeglass Direct at the end.



The lenses should fit inside the slightly depressed area on the back of the 3D glasses. File the top and bottom of the lenses until they fit properly. Not much is required.



Cover everything you don't want to get sealant on with tape. Position lenses with narrow strips of tape. To the left and right of each positioning tape, at both the top and bottom, put a small amount of sealant in the gap between the lenses and the frame. Not much is required. The sealant is a flexible but strong adhesive when cured.



When the sealant has cured, remove the tape and you have prescription 3D glasses that work perfectly and are much more comfortable than wearing two pairs of glasses.



This method can probably be used for other than Epson glasses.

I used Eyeglass Direct (eyeglassdirect.com) because it's easy to determine the size and shape of their lenses. Browse through their frames until you find one with lenses that you think might fit your frames. They show the lens dimensions and you can even print out an illustration of the frames they fit in. For Epson glasses, lenses that fit their Texas frames proved to be the correct ones.

Order lenses for “Your Own Frames.” When you do this they expect you to send in some frames. So, when you order, you must let them know that you want lenses-only to fit one of their frames.
post #2 of 11
I love this idea. I'm going to try this.
post #3 of 11
me too... thanks for sharing op...
post #4 of 11
very creative !

I was wondering how to marry the prescription with 3D glasses and here you are giving a recipe !

I posted your thread over at Epson 3010 glasses thread !

I wonder if there is a non-permanent solution ? I hate to use up one pair just for myself. May be we can get something like a clipon ?
post #5 of 11
This sounds so easy even I could do i!

Thanks for the info!
post #6 of 11
i'm wondering....

i have an old pair of glasses lying around that i could cannibalize for this... the only "issue" is that they are smaller than the 3d glasses (glasses are monsters, the lenses would actually fit almost perfectly in the mits glasses i also have but i like the monsters MUCH better) in the "up and down" direction (they are plenty wide)... wonder if that would work? guess it's worth trying...
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by falafala View Post


I wonder if there is a non-permanent solution ? I hate to use up one pair just for myself. May be we can get something like a clipon ?

be greedy... you deserve your own personal pair...
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by ccotenj View Post

be greedy... you deserve your own personal pair...

thats true but i have 3 kinds of glasses that i like for different reasons so having a general clipon is better as opposed to locking myself to one kind !
post #9 of 11
Great thread..Thanks !
post #10 of 11
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After I posted these instructions, some people wondered whether it were possible to make the prescription lenses removable. I experimented and came up with this:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...0#post21721430
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by karlsch View Post

After I posted these instructions, some people wondered whether it were possible to make the prescription lenses removable. I experimented and came up with this:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...0#post21721430

one word ! BRILLIANT
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